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Hospital employees donate over $6,000 toward school doors.

February 12, 2016
Hospital employees donate over $6,000 toward school doors.

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital has donated $6,215.25 towards the Mason County adopt-a-door fund, which is purchasing devices that secure door thresholds in all county schools. Today’s donation is the second highest single entity donation the campaign has received since it began in October 2015. The highest was $7,200 from the Mason County Youth Advisory…

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Defense attorney cites ‘zealous’ prosecution in trooper’s impaired driving case.

February 12, 2016
Defense attorney cites ‘zealous’ prosecution in trooper’s impaired driving case.

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. LUDINGTON — Criminal defense attorney Mike Nichols said Michigan State Police Trooper Sammy Seymour, who was found guilty of driving an off road vehicle (ORV) while impaired earlier this week, was prosecuted much harder by Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola than…

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Car stolen south of Custer.

February 12, 2016
Car stolen south of Custer.

EDEN TOWNSHIP — A green 2007 Ford Taurus with a Michigan registration of AAY 3080 was reported stolen Thursday, Feb. 11, at noon in the 3300 block of South Tuttle Road, according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. Other Mason County Sheriff’s Office activity Thursday,…

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Welcome to the world! Births reported Feb. 11, 2016.

February 11, 2016
Welcome to the world! Births reported Feb. 11, 2016.

Recent births are brought to you by Shelby Gem Factory. See more information about these fine businesses below.  Births took place at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, unless indicated otherwise.  Grace Marie…

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WSCC kicks off Bigs & Littles series at Oaktree Academy

February 11, 2016

HAMLIN TOWNSHIP – Starting Feb. 27 through March 19, West Shore Community College’s Business and Community Education program, in partnership with Oaktree Academy, will host a “Bigs & Littles Series” on…

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Intoxicated man found lying in snowbank, assaults doctor.

February 11, 2016
Intoxicated man found lying in snowbank, assaults doctor.

PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — A 54-year-old Ludington man was arrested on charges of disorderly person and assault after Mason County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a reported person lying in…

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79th District Court sentencings.

February 11, 2016
79th District Court sentencings.

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced recently in 79th District Court: – Todd Louis Luft, 53, of 210 E. State St., Scottville, was found guilty…

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Trooper found guilty of driving ORV impaired, no license sanctions imposed.

February 10, 2016
Trooper found guilty of driving ORV impaired, no license sanctions imposed.

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. LUDINGTON — Michigan State Police Trooper Sammy Sidney Seymour, Jr., was found guilty, Feb. 5, 2016, in 79th District Court of operating an ORV while…

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51st Circuit Court sentencings: teen sent to prison for breaking, entering.

February 10, 2016
51st Circuit Court sentencings: teen sent to prison for breaking, entering.

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were sentenced recently in 51st Circuit Court: – Jacob Thomas Kruisenga, 19, of 60 N. State St., Hart, was found guilty…

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79th District Court arraignments include 1st-degree criminal sexual conduct.

February 10, 2016
79th District Court arraignments include 1st-degree criminal sexual conduct.

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. LUDINGTON — The following were arraigned recently in front of the 79th District Court Magistrate: Felonies – Casey James Miedema, Sr., 32, of 6816 W.…

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Being involved in the community is part of Matt Knizacky’s family values.

February 10, 2016
Being involved in the community is part of Matt Knizacky’s family values.

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. MANISTEE — Matt Knizacky grew up in a large family on a farm just south of Free Soil. There, he was not only taught the value…

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New manager for family medicine office in Pentwater

February 10, 2016
New manager for family medicine office in Pentwater

PENTWATER — Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Family Medicine—Pentwater has a new practice manager, Alissa Edgcomb. She has been working with Spectrum Health in the Grand Rapids area. The move fulfills a…

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Obituary: Donald Slimmen, 81, Irons.

February 10, 2016
Obituary: Donald Slimmen, 81, Irons.

Donald Slimmen, 81, of Irons, passed from earthly life to God’s loving arms on Monday, February 8, 2016 at home with his wife and children by his side. Donald was…

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Police respond to domestic assault, crashes.

February 10, 2016
Police respond to domestic assault, crashes.

The following is local law enforcement activity Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2016: – 1:57 a.m., (Michigan State Police, Hart post), a 32-year-old Branch woman was arrested for domestic assault, 9000 block…

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Closings and cancellations for Feb. 10, 2016.

February 10, 2016

Closings and cancelations are sponsored by Abrahamson’s Towing of Ludington: 231-843-2990. Closed for Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016: Mason County Eastern girls basketball game at Onekama scheduled for tonight has been…

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